For extensive discussions of
the fact that the doctrine of creation ex nihilo is not a biblical doctrine,
see Jon D. Levenson, Creation and the
Persistence of Evil (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988), and Gerhard
May, Creatio Ex Nihilo: The Doctrine of
Creation out of Nothing in Early Christian Thought, trans. A. S. Worrall
(Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1994).
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